There was little to excite in the very early stages. Burnley got Austin in behind the defence with a long ball but there was no team mate anywhere near the lone striker's cross and El-Abd tidied up.

Stanislas on the right for Burnley.

I don't know if Bruno made a losing start as skipper at the coin-toss but the teams have changed ends. Albion will go towards the North Stand in this first half. Match is in progress

Will Buckley is unwell. Has a virus. Didn't catch it from me. I spoke to him on the phone!

Will be interesting to see which side wideman Stanislas plays today for Burnley. They liike to get the right-footer on the left if they can to whip in shots and inswinging crosses.
Also looking forward to seeing who offers Albion their attacking width. Down to the full-backs?**

There is my tweet from earlier. Let's have a lille look at Twitter and see what anyone else is saying.

We have heard no reason for Buckley's absence. I spoke to him at 3.30pm on Thursday and he said then he was fine, although a bit tired mfrom the Cardiff game.*

Team news was posted earlier. Vicente and Dicker for Buckley and the suspended Bridcutt. Hammond passed fit. Bruno skipper. Greer and Mackail-Smith on the bench. No Buckley. Burnley likely to go 4-1-4-1.
http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/albion/10247919.Hammond_fit___and_in_ come_Vicente_and_Dicker/

Have a look at that little weather panel towards the top right of the screen. Looks cold doesn't it? Well, it very much sums up conditions here at The*Amex - although mercifully there have, as yet, been none of those snow flurries we saw this morning. The pitch is*looking just a little bit worn in small patches.

They have won away to the leaders – now Albion need to back that up on a bitterly cold afternoon back home at The Amex if they are to maintain momentum in their push for the play-offs.

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